BBC Singers
26 Mar 2014, St Giles' Cripplegate, London
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BBC Singers 2013-14 Season Shostakovich, Stalin and Soviet Russia

BBC Singers
Shostakovich, Stalin and Soviet Russia
Wed 26 Mar 2014 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
A chance to hear little-known choral repertoire
A chance to hear little-known choral repertoire

Concert Information

Taking as its starting-point Shostakovich's much-quoted manifesto of his Fifth Symphony as ‘a Soviet artist's creative response to justified criticism' this Singers at Six concert explores choral music from the period both by composers who stayed in Soviet Russia and learnt to survive under the system, as well as those who chose to leave and take their chance abroad. Music by Sviridov, Grechaninov, Chesnokov, Kastalsky and others - a chance to hear some gems from a little-known corner of the choral repertoire.

This early-evening concert precedes the Sibelius, Shostakovich and Esa-Pekka Salonen BBC Symphony Orchestra concert in the Barbican Hall on the same evening.

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